The Nippon Ham Fighters have an intra-squad game scheduled at Sapporo Dome on the 10/3 and it seems they're currently deliberating whether or not to open the game up to the public. Yu Darvish is expected to pitch in the game and could potentially face teammate Sho Nakata.
In 2006, more than 30,000 fans filled Sapporo Dome to watch an intra-squad game that was played before the start of the play-offs. The same year, another 20,000 fans showed up to watch a second intra-squad game that was scheduled before the Nippon Series.
The Fighters are also hoping to send a number of their players to the Phoenix League in an effort to keep them sharp for the Climax Series.